Find Your Path to Freedom
Dr. Sack, board certified in Family Medicine, graduated from the University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences, South Africa in 1974 and has been practicing medicine for 42 years. For the first 10 years in South Africa, he ran a successful concierge practice while assisting in plastic surgery. His journey to America in 1984, crossing the ocean on a sailboat, landed he and his family in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In 1994 he became chief resident of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Family Practice. When he returned to Hilton Head in 2003 he opened his private practice, Island Family Medicine. In 2008 he added medical consultation for obesity to his practice by becoming certified in Bariatric Medicine. In 2017, Dr. Sack introduced BioTE Medical to this Community.
Today, Dr. Sack continues as Medical Director/Owner of both Island Family Medicine and Transformation Medical Weight Loss and MedSpa. As the Medical Director of Transformation Medical, Dr Sack Demonstrates a true artistry with Botox & cosmetic injectables, producing results that look natural, but never overdone.
Dr. Sack’s exceptional diagnostic skills in all areas of his practice have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of his patients. He focuses on helping patients understand the impact of a healthy weight, optimum fitness and overall health – including straight talk and tough love. This honest and open communication approach keeps patients on track in achieving and sustaining a health-centered lifestyle. With a passion for perfection and the keen eye of experience, Dr Sack is one of the very best at helping his patients to be as healthy and youthful as they can possibly be.
Nathan began his passion for addiction treatment after entering long-term recovery in 2013. While working as a counselor and director in multiple treatment settings, Nathan acquired a bachelor’s in psychology, followed by a double master’s in clinical mental health (LPC) and healthcare administration (MHA). During this time, Nathan built a strong focus on quality clinical care, family systems, and patient safety. His long-time dream has been to bring addiction treatment home to the Lowcountry in Beaufort County. Nathan maintains a simple philosophy regarding addiction treatment, put the patient first!
Nathan is also a USCG licensed boat captain and was a mate and captain for ten years before moving to the addiction treatment field. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time in the kitchen.
Katerina has earned her Master’s in Social Work from Florida International University, and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University and has been a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Georgia since 2017. She is currently attending school for her PhD in Psychology. Katerina is excited to bring her passion and experience to the community.
Katerina has served as a clinical therapist working with adults and adolescents in recovery from drugs or alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring mental health diagnoses during all levels of care. (Detox, residential and outpatient treatment, and group/individual therapy sessions.) Katerina creates a courageous environment where everyone can truly embrace themselves without the fear of judgment and/or rejection. Katerina also enjoys self-care implementation and loves being a part of the change process.
Originally from Columbia, SC, Dylan recently moved to Beaufort and has taken his place as the Office Manager here at Southern Sky Recovery. As office manager, he is able to wear many hats within the company and keep a smooth flow within the patient’s treatment process. One of Dylan’s main goals is providing support and being the main point of contact for anyone that calls or walks through the doors here at SSR. Dylan also handles a lot of administrative responsibilities such as admissions, billing and working with the patients to ensure all financial situations are in order. His journey for working within a treatment center started when he began helping run the office and admissions for the treatment center that he was resident at. With a welcoming attitude and friendly personality, he strives to make a positive impact on everyone that he encounters.
Dylan is generally the first point of contact for individuals and families seeking recovery and very much enjoys that role because it is a call, he remembers making himself. Having been sober and in recovery since September 30, 2020, he has a passion for helping others out who suffer from addiction and alcoholism. Having been given a chance at a whole new life, his mission is always to try and help the next person find their own new life. Dylan has been successful in surrounding himself with the gifts of sobriety and serves as the Executive Director for a locally owned, non-profit, recovery residence in Beaufort known as the Low Country Hope House. He is quick to point out and recognize that without seeking treatment, he would not be where he is now.
Nicole is a wife of an active-duty United States Army Officer and mother of four amazing children. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso, and Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from The University of Rochester. She is excited to bring her experience and passion to the community.
Nicole has served as a clinical therapist working with adults, adolescents, and veterans in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring mental health diagnoses throughout all levels of care. She also works closely with the Army as a Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader, providing assistance to families of deployed Soldiers with daily support, mentorship and self-care. Nicole enjoys being a part of the process of change, providing a safe and therapeutic environment to enable and empower everyone to explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of ridicule and judgement.
Scott S. Allen is an empathic and multicultural clinical mental health counselor who can help those struggling with substance abuse issues regain manageability over their lives and identify their powerlessness over drugs and alcohol. Scott is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Richmond. Scott is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese having attended Capitol Normal University in Beijing, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Nanjing University while living in mainland China, Japan, and Vietnam for 16 years.
Scott has witnessed the powerful effect counseling can play in the lives of individuals firsthand and hopes to continue this tradition of empowering clients to become well. Scott feels uniquely qualified to help those struggling with substance abuse issues as he once was a client receiving counseling care at a treatment facility in Savannah, GA. Through individual, group, and art therapy he was able to recognize with the aid of counselors, whom themselves are recovering alcoholics and addicts, how to infuse creativity, cultural humility, and mindfulness meditation into his daily life. At this treatment facility, Scott was introduced to Twelve Step programs and began a process of working those spiritual principles for living a happier and freer lifestyle.
As it was made abundantly clear in his time in Asia and America, the social stigma surrounding addiction perpetuates the suffering of those inflicted with this disease and it is his personal goal to ameliorate this problem using cross-cultural communication, empathic and professional skills. Scott advocates for recovering addicts by volunteering and devoting time cooking meals for the homeless population of Savannah at the Emmaus House Soup Kitchen, establishing the Center of Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, and the Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in the Savannah/Chatham area.
Hannah recently took the job as our Director of Business Development. Originally from Havertown, Pennsylvania, Hannah moved to Charleston in 2012 to attend The College of Charleston. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, double majoring in Business Admission and Hospitality and Tourism.
Hannah worked many years in the food and beverage industry before moving to Statesboro in 2019 to seek recovery. Since then, Hannah has worked in many roles in the recovery field, such as a discharge planner, admission coordinator, and patient advocate. Hannah’s passion for this field comes from helping people and making connections. Hannah believes the opposite of addiction is connection and aims to foster that principle in every interaction she has. Hannah loves to cook, travel, and take Barkley to the dog park in her spare time.
With nearly 30 years of healthcare experience and a family nurse practitioner. Lora Solomon’s scope of practice ranges from internal medicine, functional medicine, psychiatry, addiction medicine and trauma focused modalities. She is a bestselling author and course creator leading the practice of medicine in solutions that honor the whole person.
She is the mother of five children and has been on her own personal recovery journey for over 15 years.
Lora received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina.
Her hobbies include traveling, paddle boarding, biking, gardening and raising chickens.
Chris holds a CACREP accredited Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Webster University where he graduated with academic honors. Chris is a board-certified counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC #1625101) and holds licensure as a licensed professional counselor associate (LPC-A #7990) and a licensed addiction counselor associate (LAC-A #820) in South Carolina.
Chris enjoys working with individuals who have been impacted by trauma, mental health challenges, addiction, and the obstacles of life. He works from a multidisciplinary and holistic approach with an eclectic therapeutic orientation based in a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational-interviewing, and trauma-informed philosophy.
Chris was born in Pueblo, CO and spent his childhood in Hilo, HI before graduating high school in Georgetown, SC and attending undergrad at the College of Charleston (Class of 2015). He is active in physical fitness, considers himself an adequate fantasy football player, and cheers for Louisiana State University—Geaux Tigers!
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Lindsay spent 13 years in the DC area where she specialized in operations and general management for independent restaurants. After seeking recovery for herself and being personally impacted by the loss of loved ones due to addiction, Lindsay pivoted into working in inpatient treatment before finally arriving here at Southern Sky Recovery where she serves as our Care Coordinator and Certified Peer Support Specialist.
Lindsay is a firm believer that recovery is not one-size-fits-all and she’s made it her personal and professional mission to provide those who still suffer with resources and encouragement to achieve their own individual recovery goals. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys cooking, exploring restaurants, reading, biking around town, and being out in nature.
Meet Leia, our English Cocker Spaniel, a trained therapy dog at Southern Sky Recovery. As our Senior Paws-on Therapist and Resident Treat Connoisseur, Leia brings a unique blend of comfort and joy to our team and clients.
With her soft, curly fur and soulful eyes, Leia excels in providing therapeutic cuddles, proven to reduce stress and bring smiles. Despite her young age, she balances her role as a professional therapist with her innate playfulness, often showcasing her impressive ‘play dead’ skills to the amusement of everyone around.
But Leia is more than just a therapy dog; she’s also a skilled upland hunter, demonstrating a different kind of prowess in the field. Her love for treats is well-known, distinguishing between ordinary biscuits and gourmet delights with a discerning palate. Leia’s presence in our center is not just comforting but also a constant reminder of the joy and healing that can come from our furry friends.
She may dream of chasing squirrels, but for now, she’s content bringing laughter and warmth to our facility, one wagging tail at a time. Leia’s unique blend of professional skills and playful antics makes her an invaluable member of our team, embodying the spirit of recovery and resilience we strive to foster in our community.